“De-scheduling’’ weed would not legalize it, but it would be an important step toward legalization, said Alan Silber, who plans to testify at the Consumer Affair’s Division’s upcoming public comment session.
Silber is an attorney with the Pashman, Stein, Walder, Hayden law firm , which has offices in Red Bank and Hackensack.
Silber and fellow attorneys Sean Mack, C.J. Griffin and Michael Stein authored a brief they filed with the Consumer Affairs Division outlining reasons they believe marijuana should be “de-scheduled.’’
Key among them is that “cannabinoids’’ found in marijuana plants are identical to helpful cannabinoids produced in the human body, according to their brief.